Big Tech is completely out of control.
Not even established news outlets are above being silenced.
Now a conservative news network got censored and the reason why is unsettling to say the least.
Sky News Australia was suspended from YouTube for the nebulous reason of spreading COVID-19 “misinformation.”
Both YouTube and Twitter have been known to arbitrarily suspend accounts, even for prominent figures and organizations.
“The Masters of the Universe tech company did not disclose which videos had violated their policies about the virus, however, YouTube states in its guidelines that videos that discuss topics that pose ‘a serious risk of egregious harm in contradiction with local and global health authorities’ guidance about COVID-19 treatment, prevention, transmission, and social distancing’ may be removed.”
YouTube doesn’t even have to give a reason for suspension.
YouTube, which is owned by Google, has also been known to unilaterally set videos to “private,” which is the company’s way of stopping their dissemination without outright deleting videos.
Other political YouTubers have called out the platform for “shadowbanning” certain videos so viewers don’t even know they exist.
To this day, YouTube will nuke any video that mentions the name of suspected Ukraine whistleblower Eric Ciaramella.
Apparently, YouTube doesn’t want it to be known that Ciaramella worked in the Obama White House and set up meetings for Joe Biden.
Those minor details have been buried on YouTube.
Australia has arguably had the most draconian lockdown measures in the world.
The country shut down again after one COVID death, and it’s not the first time Australia has done it.
Australia is also using the military to enforce the new COVID restrictions.
Sky News Australia digital editor Jack Houghton ripped the suspension and said:
“You have a right to debate Australia’s COVID-19 policies . . . If that conversation is stifled, our political leaders will be free to act with immunity, without justification and lacking any sufficient scrutiny from the public. Your freedom to think will be extinguished.”
The establishment seems intent on quashing the “freedom to think” as it cracks down on “misinformation.”
The problem is that the narratives around COVID are changing so quickly, “misinformation” is anything that Big Brother deems so.
Without the ability to freely challenge power centers, the culture of free speech goes away.
Big Tech working at the behest of leftist politicians is a serious problem that won’t dissipate unless people push back.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.